Washington D.C. Update

Hi there! This is Henry Ramage here to tell you about our very special day in the Nation's capital. Today we continued on our mission to spread the message about saving the whales. We visited all the major monuments in Washington D.C., met people and talked to them about the importance of saving the whales. We visited the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, the Reflecting Pool, the White House and the Capitol.

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Every step along the way, we were sure to share the artwork created by the Nation's children so that their message is with us and helping our cause. For years people have stood in front of the White House and have spread messages that are important to them. We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to spread our message there today.

We met some very nice people today who have pledged their commitment to saving the whales. My new friend Belize Saunders is ten years old and about to go on his first open water dive. He is a member of Deep Dreams Youth Aquatics, a group that teaches students about the exciting wonders of the sea. Belize hopes to one day swim with whales. I hope our work on this tour will help him achieve his goal!

My dad and I met a group of high school choir and orchestra students from Platteville, Wisconsin performing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. They drove 17 hours on a bus to come perform in the Nation's capital. We shared the children's artwork with them and told them to visit the stopwhaling.org web site to continue their support.

I really think our message was spread far here and that everyone we met will take the words in the right direction. Thanks to everyone for reading this blog for updates on the tour. We couldn't do it without everyone's support. Next stop Chicago!

Love,

Henry

Comments: 6

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Patrick and Henry: You are both doing an excellent job with your interviews/videos! It is a real pleasure to be able to track your trip on line as well as read and/or hear your comments on the way. I wish you continued good weather and fun work as you spread the word about saving the whales for future generations. Love Nana

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Patrick and Henry,
Congratulations on your wonderful trip! You guys are doing great things. Your videos are very good and are bringing attention to these wonderful creatures who need our help. Thank you for your call on Mother's Day. We look forward to talking to you soon! Sending you our love and best wishes for safe travels! Grandma

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Hi Henry, Washington D.C. sounded nice, I'm happy that you are helping the whales! We wish we could be there with you helping you. We can't wait to see you again, And have you tell us all about your trip.
Love,
Nikki & Brianna
R.M 238

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

You two are a terrific team! Very proud of you both and the good work you are doing to save our whales. It is sure wonderful to follow your flights and experiences online. Maybe you will tour internationally next...Alex posted a link to you so England and Germany are tuning in too! Continued safe travels. Love you guys.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Hi Henry and Patrick!
We were so exciteed to check out your video and website- they are excellent. You are doing a great job being a spokesman for the whales, Henry. And Patrick, you are too! It will be fun to follow your progress.
We missed you in Barnstable this weekend- it was a busy, breezy sunny weekend, and lots of boats were painted, and playing in the yard, and a nice dinner with Georgann, and Holden and Isabelle. Hope to see you soon upon your return. Bon Voyage for the rest of the stops!
Love, The Handys

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Thanks for bringing your important message to my home town, our nation's capital. Whales face more threats today than ever before. Oceans are more polluted, commercial fisheries are growing and catching more whales by accident, ocean noise disorents them, and to top it all off, global warming affects their migration, breeding, and feeding. Now is not the time to lift the ban on whaling!!!!

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